jones the grocer
Nominated for Best Café 20 Comments
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This futuristic restaurant/cafe/grocery store, with a distinct industrial look and feel and open-plan kitchen, offers readymade sandwiches, pastries and tempting cakes, displayed at the counters dotted around the space. The impressive gourmet coffee station offers the cafe’s unique blend as well as other favourites from around the world. Grocery items that the cafe is famed for are of top quality, adventurous and unusual – like fruit flavoured balsamic. However, the food itself could do with a little sprucing up, perhaps with some of the adventurous flavours in the condiments for sale. The pumpkin, ricotta and spinach lasagne tastes earthy and would do well if cooked with a sprinkle of herbs and a dash of seasoning. Drinks and desserts are much better – the passion fruit cheesecake is particularly pleasing. But guests are served promptly by well informed staff, and with such comfortable surroundings, a visit to Jones the Grocer is well worth it.
Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Sheikh Zayad Road (opposite Times Square Center), www.jonesthegrocer.com (04 346 6886).
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